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Samsung Refrigerator Is Not Cooling

There are a few different explanations for why your Samsung refrigerator is not chilling. You can solve some problems on your own, while others might need to be diagnosed and repaired by a professional.

Door Ajar

It's not uncommon for the most obvious answer to be the most effective one. When you discover that your Samsung refrigerator is not producing cool air, the door is the following component to examine. A single inattentive or rushed food browser might raise the temperature by leaving the door ajar. If the refrigerator door was left slightly ajar, it might take several hours for the temperature inside to return to normal.

Door Seals

The door seals are essential for preventing warm air from leaking into the refrigerator and cold air from escaping via the open door. Check to see that the door seals have not been torn, deteriorated, or soiled in any way.

Dirty seals can develop breaches wide enough to let in warm air, compromising the system's cooling ability. If you find that the seals on your refrigerator are unclean, you should clean them immediately and then let them up for 24 hours for the temperature to return to normal. In the event that the seals are broken, maintenance will be necessary.

Appliance Is Not Plugged In Properly

If the appliance's plug is not securely inserted into the socket, pull the plug out of the socket, then re-insert it.

If the plug is appropriately placed, remove it and try to insert a different item into the socket. If that doesn't work, try another socket. If the device that was just plugged in does not work, you should attempt resetting the circuit breaker that is associated with that outlet.

Take A Look At The Temperature Gauge

The next thing that should be checked after the power supply is the thermostat on your refrigerator. Is it possible that it was inadvertently set to an extremely high temperature? If everything with your thermostat appears to be in working condition, you are ready to go on to the next phases of troubleshooting, which are more technical in nature.

Is Your Refrigerator Running in "Demo" Mode?

You may have inadvertently left your refrigerator operating in the "demo" mode if it is plugged in and has power but is still not cooling. In the event that a Samsung refrigerator of type A is still operating in demo mode, the display will read "OF FF." If a Samsung refrigerator of type B is still in demo mode, the icon for demo mode will be illuminated on the refrigerator's display.

Look at your refrigerator's display screen to find out how to turn off the 'demo' mode. You will find two buttons, stacked one on top of the other, on the far left of the screen. The one on top is labeled "Power Freeze," while the one below it is just labeled "Freezer." You need to press and keep both of these buttons pressed for a total of three seconds for the refrigerator to begin functioning normally again.

The Evaporator Coils Have Developed A Frosty Coating

There is a good likelihood that the evaporator coil in your refrigerator has been frosted if you have been using it for a significant amount of time. When you open the refrigerator door repeatedly to remove or place food items, the risk of frosting on the evaporator coils grows even further.

Frost on the evaporator coil might make it more difficult for the refrigerator to maintain even cold air circulation. Because of this, the fan will not be able to pull air over the evaporator coil. The air will have a lower cooling capacity, which will lead to an issue with the Samsung refrigerator not cooling.

Condenser Fan Motor Not Operating Properly

The condenser coils and the compressor are exposed to air drawn in by the condenser fan motor. In the event that the condenser fan motor is not operating as it should, the refrigerator will not cool as it should. Checking for obstructions on the fan blades is the first step in figuring out whether or not the fan motor is broken.

Next, you should give manually turning the fan motor blade a go. If the blade is unable to spin freely, the condenser fan motor needs to be replaced. Use a multimeter to check for continuity in the fan motor if there are no blockages to be found and the fan blade is able to rotate freely. It is necessary to replace the condenser fan motor if it does not have continuity.

Changing the defrost temperature sensor is often all that is required to resolve the problem once and for all. But I can't guarantee that it will work in every scenario. On the right-hand side of the refrigerator, there is a sensor for monitoring the defrosting temperature. This sensor has a white connector.

Damper Control Assembly

The air damper control allows for the opening and closing of the vents in the refrigerator, which allows for cold air circulation. In the event that the damper does not open all the way, the refrigerator will not receive an adequate amount of cold air. Investigate the damper control to see whether it is broken or if it is stuck in the closed position. If it is causing problems, you should get rid of it.

Air Ducts That Are Not Clear

Through the ventilation slots, chilly air moves in a circular motion between the refrigerator's freezer and the cooling section of the appliance. It is possible for the temperatures in the different compartments of the refrigerator to be inconsistent if something hinders the airflow.

Ventilation apertures may be situated along the interior back wall or a side wall of your Samsung refrigerator, but this will depend on the specific type and brand of your appliance. If you are having difficulties finding them, check the user handbook for your device. When objects are jammed up against a vent, it can prevent air from escaping.

If you want to keep your food at a cool temperature for as long as possible, a good rule is to store as much food as possible in your refrigerator. However, you shouldn't cram it in there so tightly that air can't freely move from shelf to shelf. For instance, one of the most common reasons why a GE refrigerator stops cooling is because too much food was packed in too tightly.

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